A life in medicine

In Memoriam: March 1, 2022

View the names of recently deceased osteopathic physicians.


The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians includes links to obituaries and online memorials if they’re available. Readers can notify the AOA of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to memberservice@osteopathic.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.

Gregory P. Bach, DO, 65 (DMU-COM 1993), of Hamburg, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 21.

Mark D. Baker, DO, 71 (DMU-COM 1976), of Butler, Pennsylvania, died Feb. 6.

John C. Bradford Jr., DO, 94 (PCOM 1955), of New Holland, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 18.

James W. Gentleman, DO, 72 (MWU/CCOM 1976), of Crown Point, Indiana, died Feb. 9.

R. LeRoy “Lee” Goedecke, DO, 84 (KCU-COM 1962), of Casa Grande, Arizona, died Jan. 13.

Allan Miller, DO, 86 (KCU-COM 1961), of Toledo, Ohio, died Jan. 28.

Luther Morton, DO, 84 (KCU-COM 1970), of Madison, Wisconsin, died Jan. 27.

John P. “Jay” Olmstead, DO, MPH, 86 (KCU-COM 1976), of Plymouth, New Hampshire, died Jan. 28.

Jack L. Shepler, DO, 92 (ATSU-KCOM 1954), of Bow, Washington, died in 2022.

James A. Stapel, DO, 73 (ATSU-KCOM 1975), of Columbia City, Indiana, died Jan. 28.

Wilbert Wilson Stoever, DO, 87 (ATSU-KCOM 1961), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Feb. 9.

David R. Streeter, DO, 88 (MWU/CCOM 1962), of Muskegon, Michigan, died Jan. 30.

LaVerne VanDeWall, DO, 69 (PCOM 1985), of Sackets Harbor, New York, died Jan. 18.

Editor’s note: If you’d like to honor a colleague with a memorial contribution to the American Osteopathic Foundation, you can do so here.

One comment

  1. Carol St.George DO

    Dr T.P. Mauer of Broomall PA, a former president of the OCOO-HNS and former chair ENT dept PCOM has recently passed away, March 14th 2022. His nephew Dr Chris Von Hake has informed the OCOO

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